May I introduce myself and my consultancy?
Mr Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA(USA), Managing Director of The a Consultancy originally set-up in 1994. I am a clinician, seeing patients in Contact Lens & Ocular Surface clinics (clinics in your practice available – see page 6), Principal Investigator in clinical trials, educator and clinical expert to a national PR company.
I hold the Honours Fellowship of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) in Contact Lens Practice. I have received Certification in Ophthalmic Assisting during my work in Ophthalmology practice in the USA. My experience encompasses managing and owning my own contact lens practice, working in practice in Laser Vision and Ophthalmology clinics in the UK and USA. I have had articles published and presented over a hundred lectures and workshops on the subjects of contact lenses and dry eye disease. Working with others, my consultancy has a website devoted to the ocular surface with separate Professional and Patient Sections www.eyedropsdatabase.co.uk
My consultancy has published clinical trial reports, articles and conference posters on multi-focal contact lenses and punctal occlusion/contact lens discomfort in contact lens wearers. I am an ABDO National Clinical Committee member, on the Expert Panel of the OC Refractive Surgery Standards project, involved in numerous projects & ABDO representative in a number of organisations. A past Secretary of the West of England Contact Lens Society. Member of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA).
My consultancy has worked with J & J Vision Care, Thea Pharmaceuticals and others in the UK and I was an investigator in a diabetic clinical study for Duke University in the USA. I pioneered first clinical audit in UK Laser Vision Clinic on treatment outcomes. Developed and maintained world’s first ever, and still unique, PC CD subscription system for the delivery of up-to-date data on soft and RGP contact lenses, solutions and ocular therapeutics, which was provided to UK eye care practitioners, universities, laboratories. I have delivered live radio ‘phone-ins’ on contact lens subjects and produced magazine articles on eye-care and contact lenses.
Eye Drops Database
We hope you find this unique database a good resource of information on the ever increasing quantity and sophistication of eye drops, ocular surface hygiene products, dietary supplements etc.
You will soon discover that, although it is called Eye Drops Database, and it was originally intended to be based on eye drops alone, from its launch in March 2015 it has quickly grown to include other types of eye care products and services that Eye Care/Health Care Professionals would want to know about. Take a look at http://www.eyedropsdatabase.co.uk/professional
This website was originally intended to be based on clinical data on eye drops alone for Eye Care and Health Care Professionals, however from its launch in March 2015 it has quickly grown to include other types of eye care products and services that Eye Care/Health Care Professionals would want to know about. This Patient section you are now in was added in May 2016 as an extra resource for patients, the main focus of the website will remain primarily on Eye Care/Health Care Professionals, however this Patient section will surely grow and help patients in certain areas of eye care.
The website will have an 'eye care' leaning, so will probably appeal to people who want to relate to an Eye Care Professional, in the same way they do to their doctor or dentist (but with weekend appointments available!) and like that relationship reciprocated. We, and many other Eye Care Professionals, like to think there is more to eye care than seeing someone once every two years. Take a look at http://www.eyedropsdatabase.co.uk/patients/home
- Lecture: “Contact Lens Discomfort and Evaporative Dry Eye – The Missing Link?” Opt, TO, CLO, DO. 1 Interactive CET Point. (ADPCL1) - The over-riding cause of the high CL dropout rate has been and remains lens discomfort, this has not changed even with the most advanced lens and material designs available to us. Corneal hypoxia …a problem solved. However CLD remains, wearing times are low and dropout rates high in the CL population. Are we close to identifying a missing link?
- Lecture: “Treat the cause of dry eye, not the symptoms”. Opt, TO, CLO, DO. 1 Interactive CET Point. - The prevalence and causes of dry eye. Where various alternative practical solutions will be discussed that can and have been used in high street practice to address the common evaporative dry eye in both contact lens and non-contact lens wearers. The reasons why some approaches work and others don't will be explored.
- Skills Workshop: “Managing Evaporative Dry Eye – A Skills Workshop” Opt, TO, CLO. 3 Interactive CET Points. (ADPSW2) - The diagnosis and management of dry eye is within the natural field and range of skills of eye care clinicians (optometrist and CLO). Extend your skills. You will be able to practice slit-lamp examination of the lid margins and express MGs, also observe the ocular surface using different surface stains.
- Discussion Workshop: “Managing Evaporative Dry Eye – A Discussion Workshop” Opt, TO, CLO, DO, 3 Interactive CET Points. - Understand why optical practices are better positioned than the pharmacist, GP/HES to offer solutions to very often long standing patient problems. The workshop will help you understand the importance of the tears film's quantity and quality, and how this can be assessed using techniques and aids that are readily available in practice to help your dry eye/contact lens patient.
- Combine lectures, workshops with non-CET on following page to benefit clinically and commercially. Ask if sponsorship available.
- Past presentations: “ The whole presentation and associated workshop was excellent” – Gloucester Optometrist, October 2016. “Thoroughly interesting and practical” – South Wales CLO July 2016. “Very good clear information ..” – Oxford IP, September 2016. “One of the best lectures I have heard … excellent, visuals and discussions” – Elgin, Optometrist, 2013. “Dear Andrew, many thanks for the interesting lecture last evening, I wish they could all be like that” – Cardiff DO, 2014.
- Discussion Workshop: “How to set up a Dry Eye/Allergy Eye Clinic” Non-CET. - The Tool Kit has everything you need to launch your Dry Eye/Allergy Eye Service; modifiable patient leaflets, screening questionnaires, GP letters, patient mailers, record cards etc. An in-practice meeting with follow-up support.
- Discussion Workshop/Programme: “The Enhanced CL Exam & Assessment Tool Kit” Non-CET. All the essentials to address this long-standing problem, increase income and offer your patient’s an unique approach; modifiable patient leaflets, screening questionnaires, patient mailers, record cards etc. An in-practice meeting with follow-up support.
- Skills Workshop: “The role of punctal occlusion (PO) and its practical skills” Non-CET. – When would PO be used, what are the risks, benefits and options? Hands on teaching with punctal occluders. Full support included: Informed Consent forms, pre and post Tx protocols, fees discussion etc. Please see page 5.
- Advanced Dry Eye Management Workshop: To include lid debridement, demodex diagnosis and treatment and punctal occlusion and its role in Dry Eye and Contact Lens Discomfort.
- Combine lectures, workshops with non-CET on previous page to benefit clinically and commercially. Ask if sponsorship available.
- Recent presentations: "Excellent lecture and workshop. Excellent speaker and presentation packs to enable instant set-up of the Dry Eye clinic. Andrew has developed wonderful templates to help with the set-up and continuation of the Dry Eye clinic. Much appreciated" - Prab Bobarai, BSc(Hons) MCOptom Dip ScV, Principal Optometrist & Director, Wolverhampton.
"Hi Andrew, Many thanks for your wonderful tuition yesterday. You gave me great confidence right from the start and your patience was amazing. I quite surprised myself that I was actually able to fit the plugs" - Denise Pinnell BSc MCOptom, South Gloucestershire.
- Education & Skills Workshop: “The role of punctal occlusion (PO) and its practical skills” Non-CET. Ideal for ECPs already managing DE.
- Theory of PO, education, evidence
- Benefits (you and your patient)
- Risks (you and your patient)
- The importance of the fully informed consent form – provided free
- Decision tree, pre- and post-Tx protocols
- Pre-PO patient examination
- PO options (removable v dissolvable)
- Selection of and hands-on with forceps
- Selection of loupe v slit-lamp
- Importance of lighting, patient/practitioner positioning
- Observe placement, hands on teaching, successful placement
- Free entry to DE Referral Directory http://eyedropsdatabase.co.uk/dry-eye-blepharitis-directory
- Fee discussion
- Certification of successful completion (for any Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements)
- "Hi Andrew, Many thanks for your wonderful tuition yesterday. You gave me great confidence right from the start and your patience was amazing. I quite surprised myself that I was actually able to fit the plugs" - Denise Pinnell BSc MCOptom, South Gloucestershire.
- “Andrew’s hands on training session on punctal plugs was extremely informative and a confidence builder. It has been instrumental in helping us build up our dry eye clinics” – Prab Boparai BSc(Hons) MCOptom Dip ScV
- Sponsorship may be available
- Phone: (UK) 0752 898 6280
- Full Spectrum Service: For practices that want to extend their patient services but haven’t got time and resources to initiate it - I can provide a full spectrum Dry Eye (DE)/Contact Lens Discomfort (CLD) clinic to your practice including marketing and administrative support. This enables you to provide a full unrivalled service to help your DE and CL patients, extending your eye care, increasing patient recommendations, improving CL patient retention and raising income. - From appropriate ocular surface products, to in-practice treatments including BlephEx, to punctal occlusion to LipiView with LipiFlow treatments. I (or one of my fully trained CLO or Optometrist colleagues) can provide all this to your patients with appropriate management, all seen as provided by your practice.
- Stand Alone or Combined CL/DE Clinic: The above service can supplement your normal CL clinics and/or I can provide a first class-class combined CL/DE clinic as well. This may well free up extra-time and/or offer extra clinic days.
- Proven record: I have built a successful combined daily DE/CL clinic from nothing in a small town practice, faced with all the normal challenges you probably have, and can do the same for you. Lest you think I am only interested in the more difficult cases, I also look after patients that wear daily disposable lenses twice a week very well!
- Initial discussions: For an initial informal discussion on an exclusive agreement to exclude other practices in your area or if you would like to discuss providing this service to practices in your area call 0752 898 6280.
The ADP Consultancy designs, conducts and delivers in-practice clinical trials, has issued reports on cross-over trials involving market leading multi-focal contact lenses, specialist multi-focal contact lenses, toric contact lenses and punctal occlusion and contact lens discomfort (CLD). Companies have started to benefit from these results.
As an ECP who works in typical UK practices, I know that providing ‘real world’ data derived from a practice environment. obtained from a fellow practitioner can be hugely impressive. If a company can show results for patients seen on a ‘wet Wednesday in Wolverhampton’ this carries a lot of weight with other practitioners! I take a very keen interest in in-house trials, statistical significance, box and whisker charts etc, however whether they should or not, most UK ECPs do not.
I have published results from a punctal occlusion clinical trial carried out in two typical High Street practices in NW England and North Wales, the results are hugely impressive and are something all practitioners can relate to. The trial’s clinical poster was accepted for the BCLA CC in 2017, which in turn generated an optometry journal article – all resulting in increased product sales. This type of result could be available to you. Also two separate clinical trials on multi -focal lens prescribing have been completed again with useful practical results.
Wearing an ECP hat for quite some years now, has given me an insight into what my colleagues respond to, wearing a clinical trials hat means I can look for that very thing.
Acting as Project Manager, Mr Bill Long BS, MBA, FAAO is an Independent Project Manager with experience in organizing and managing clinical, technical, and writing projects through initiation, planning, execution, and close-out. Major responsibilities include identifying and qualifying investigators, conducting protocol initiations, monitoring study progress, designing and managing clinical trial database, descriptive and statistical analysis, interim and final reporting, IRB updates, and writing professional meeting abstracts.
Let us prepare a quote for your in-practice clinical trials, you will probably find charges considerably less than industry standard. Your results can be used for clinical analysis and/or marketing.
Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Are you a CLO or Optometrist that is interested in Dry Eye and/or Contact Lenses?
Fed up with running faster in the same wheel but getting nowhere?
I am actively looking for associates across the UK.
For a number of years I have been providing full spectrum Dry Eye/Contact Lens services here in the Cheshire/North-Wales region to practices that don't want to invest their time/finances in setting up their own clinic, but want to attract new patients and not loose current ones.